We are absolutely thrilled to announce that as of September 2015, we will be supporting an exciting new programme focusing on science. With our partners The Ogden Trust and The Primary Science Teaching Trust, we are launching SHINELabs.
SHINELabs is a new programme which is designed to improve primary science provision, for children in years 4-5, particularly those from lower income homes. Based on the PhizLabs project run by the Ogden Trust in the West Midlands, we will turn normal classrooms into spaces which are specifically used for science, backed up with a programme of investigative and independent learning including practical workshops, visits by expert practitioners and outings to museums, science centres and inspirational places. In addition, we will target 20 children per school for an inspirational programme of after school science workshops.
We are initially launching in six primary schools across London, from Lambeth all the way to Tower Hamlets. The launch schools are Daubeney Primary School in Hackney, Hill Mead and Kingswood Primaries in Lambeth, Pakeman Primary in Islington, and finally Stebon and Wellington Primary Schools in Tower Hamlets.
SHINELabs we will reach 300 children in its first two years. We are hoping to teach our young learners the joys of science in order to deliver the next generation of physicists, biologists and chemists.